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Export Advisory Committees appointed

24 October, 2021

Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardane has appointed Export Advisory Committees covering 24 sectors for five years (2021 to 2026).

These Advisory Committees are expected to identify key market challenges and opportunities facing the industry, set goals to strengthen sector competitiveness, identify market requirements, and propose key policy changes that need to be launched to develop the export sector while playing a significant role in reviewing the export sector which is currently facing numerous challenges due to the Covid-19 global pandemic.

These committees comprise private sector representatives, industry sector leaders and public sector officers representing Government line agencies. The multi stakeholder representation provides appropriate scrutiny of policy frameworks to catalyse export growth. They will also  provide a coordinated effort to optimise institutional support and quality of service in the export process. The committees are an integral part of EDB’s formulation of annual action plans, strategies and policy. 

The sectors covered are: Apparel, Ayurveda & Herbal Products and Cosmetics, Boat and Ship Building, Coconut & Coconut-based products, Construction Services, Education Services, Electrical & Electronic components, Export Processing Villages, Gems, Diamonds & Jewellery, ICT/BPM, Light Engineering, Logistics, Marine & Offshore Engineering, Mineral-based products, National Quality Infrastructure, Organic Products, Ornamental Fish, Pharmaceuticals, Processed Food & Beverages, Regional Development, Rubber & Rubber-based products and Plastics, Seafood & Aquaculture Sector, Spices & Concentrates, and Trade Promotion & Trade Information.